DC Catch-All [Spoiler Zone]

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Rat Boy wrote:

Vanity Fair's in depth article on Zack Synder's Justice League. I think this might have moved my needle over to "Watch."

Great piece and helps me see the appeal, then...

SpacePProtean wrote:

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...sigh.

and why he’s returned to complete a cut that’s reached near-mythical status

Pfth

Diane Nelson, who was president of DC Entertainment at the time, says she appreciated that Snyder was more into deconstructing the familiar than just recapitulating it. “Zack is a masterful visual storyteller who goes deep on individual characters,” she says. “For some people, that is amazing, and for other people that becomes the problem because they have fixed opinions about who these DC characters are and are not.”

This quote is interesting. Like, I feel like this they did a good job of this in Man of Steel even though I had some issues with the movie. But most of the ones after like BvS aren't like this example at all.

karmajay wrote:
Diane Nelson, who was president of DC Entertainment at the time, says she appreciated that Snyder was more into deconstructing the familiar than just recapitulating it. “Zack is a masterful visual storyteller who goes deep on individual characters,” she says. “For some people, that is amazing, and for other people that becomes the problem because they have fixed opinions about who these DC characters are and are not.”

This quote is interesting. Like, I feel like this they did a good job of this in Man of Steel even though I had some issues with the movie. But most of the ones after like BvS aren't like this example at all.

I feel dumb but who did Zack go deeper into? I feel like Superman was a bit angrier but Batman, Wonderwoman, Flash, and Cyborg all felt one dimensional and exactly like their comicbook characters. Luther was different but I wouldn't say deeper. He was just weird.

farley3k wrote:
karmajay wrote:
Diane Nelson, who was president of DC Entertainment at the time, says she appreciated that Snyder was more into deconstructing the familiar than just recapitulating it. “Zack is a masterful visual storyteller who goes deep on individual characters,” she says. “For some people, that is amazing, and for other people that becomes the problem because they have fixed opinions about who these DC characters are and are not.”

This quote is interesting. Like, I feel like this they did a good job of this in Man of Steel even though I had some issues with the movie. But most of the ones after like BvS aren't like this example at all.

I feel dumb but who did Zack go deeper into? I feel like Superman was a bit angrier but Batman, Wonderwoman, Flash, and Cyborg all felt one dimensional and exactly like their comicbook characters. Luther was different but I wouldn't say deeper. He was just weird.

In Man of Steel I felt they did a good job of Clark understanding that his powers were both amazing and detrimental - shown by the montage of him growing up and staying out of the limelight and the other growing up backstory stuff.

Black Lightning:

Did... did Jefferson just win a cage match against Zangief?

Wow they really nailed the new Superman costume. I think it’s the best one.

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Also this is pretty great.

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PaladinTom wrote:

Wow they really nailed the new Superman costume. I think it’s the best one.

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Also this is pretty great.

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Agreed that the costume looks good. I struggle with the actor's look. I think it's because I can't shake the feeling he looks like Adam Levine or something.

It’s probably because I’ve never actually watched him in anything but he always looks like generic handsome model man instead of a real person to me.

he looks like Adam Levine or something.

EEEEEEWWWWWW.

Superman & Lois:

It takes a lot to impress me, particularly in regards to something new trying to reimagine something decades old, but this impressed the hell out of me.

Rat Boy wrote:

Superman & Lois:

It takes a lot to impress me, particularly in regards to something new trying to reimagine something decades old, but this impressed the hell out of me.

I finally caught it, and I quite agree. Not to keep ragging on the guy, but I'm going to keep ragging on the guy, it feels like what Man of Steel wanted to be until Snyder got his dour nu metal sledgehammer aesthetics, childish Randian grievance, and inability to portray any sort of humanity all over it. That opening scene didn't have the beautiful brevity of the first page of All Star Superman, but I think it was about as close as film or TV can get.

Seriously, I am mindboggled about how a new adaptation of one of the oldest franchises in American media within the framework of a decade or so old collection of TV shows can grab me like this.